my 2005 chevy malibu suddenly wont go over 40 mph any suggestions


Asked by mollygirl19 Mar 28, 2013 at 03:31 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT

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my car has been driving good no probleums then my boyfriend takes car to the store and comes back and said it wont go over 40 mph i trust him completely i just need help im 19 years old giong to arizona university with not much extra money  thanks ahead to my hero

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Is the CEL light on? It is possible it has gone in to "limp mode", that happens when a fault is detected and the engine power is reduced to allow you to get home, off the road, a safe place, but prevent further serious damage. I suggest getting your OBD codes read at a large parts store, that is just a possibility what I describe. They will do it free. write the codes down. they will be "P" followed by 4 numbers, bring them back here. Let's see if my guess is right


i will take it to a parts store and let you know thanks so much molly h

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